Special Correspondent

VELLORE: Lawyers in Vellore will be boycotting all courts here on February 2 and 3 urging the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Vellore, not to close the receiver (the system of receiving petitions in the absence of the presiding judicial officer) on any working day.

A resolution was passed at the extraordinary joint general body meeting of the Bar and Advocates Associations of Vellore held under the presidentship of M. Baskaran, president, Bar Association, Vellore, on Monday.

Mr. Baskaran said that at present the sheristadar of the CJM refused to receive petitions from the lawyers/public whenever the CJM is away on official duty, thus causing inconvenience to the litigant public.

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